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STEFAN ZWEIG - FAREWELL TO EUROPE (VOR DER MORGENRÖTE)

STEFAN ZWEIG - FAREWELL TO EUROPE
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STEFAN ZWEIG – FAREWELL TO EUROPE is an episodic depiction of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig’s life in exile. At the height of his worldwide fame, he is driven into exile and in despair about the downfall of Europe, which he himself anticipates. The story of a refugee, a story of loss of the old and the search for a new home.

Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New York, and Petrópolis are four stations of Stefan Zweig’s exile, which, while they offer him a safe haven, warm acceptance and an overwhelmingly beautiful tropical setting, cannot help him to find peace, nor can they replace his true home. A historical film with stunning visuals about a great artist and a film about the time when all of Europe was fleeing.


Maria Schrader was born in 1965 in Hanover and studied Acting at the renowned Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. One of Germany’s best-known actresses, she has worked with some of Germany’s most successful directors in such films as AIMÉE & JAGUAR (Max Färberböck), BIN ICH SCHOEN? (Doris Dörrie), EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE (Franziska Buch), MESCHUGGE, VÄTER and STILLE NACHT (Dani Levy), ROSENSTRASSE (Margarethe von Trotta), and SCHNEELAND (Hans W. Geissendörfer), as well as on stage in theaters in Germany and Switzerland. Most recently, she could be seen in the internationally-acclaimed DEUTSCHLAND 83. Together with director Dani Levy, she also co-directed MESCHUGGE and STILLE NACHT. LOVE LIFE (LIEBESLEBEN, 2007) marked her own directing debut, followed by STEFAN ZWEIG – FAREWELL TO EUROPE (VOR DER MORGENRÖTE, 2016).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Maria Schrader
Screenplay Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg
Cinematography Wolfgang Thaler
Cast Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz
Producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker, Denis Poncet
Production Companies X Filme Creative Pool, Idéale Audience, Dor Film, Maha Productions
Length 106 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Ludwigshafen 2016, Locarno 2016 (Piazza Grande), Tallinn Black Nights 2016, Palm Springs 2017, Bengaluru 2017, Kino Pavasaris Vilnius 2017, Istanbul 2017, Shanghai 2017
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2016 (Best Director), EFA People's Choice Award 2017
With backing from German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, MEDIA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, ÖFI, CNC
German Distributor X Verleih

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